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Offline Steve Ruch

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Agave
« on: April 28, 2022, 07:57:31 am »
What flavor does agave add to beer?
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Offline Megary

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Re: Agave
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2022, 08:53:48 am »
I've only ever used it once, as a late addition to the boil, in an American Wheat beer (why, I have no idea).

I could not make out any flavor from it whatsoever.

Offline Iliff Ave

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Re: Agave
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2022, 01:26:01 pm »
I use about 5% in my mexican lager and I can't detect it but I still use it anyway. It's pretty much like using plain honey in that it ferments out and leaves nothing behind. I just made a honey lager with 10% wildflower honey. It left behind a floral character but no "honey"...
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Re: Agave
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2022, 05:14:05 pm »
I haven't used it in beer. But I use agave syrup in my tea or coffee sometimes (supposedly the glycemic index is lower than cane sugar). The flavor is very mild --- I'd expect it to pretty much disappear in a beer.
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Offline Steve Ruch

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Re: Agave
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2022, 08:07:56 am »
I think I'll skip getting agave and just up the base grains in the mini-mash to get the O G that I'm going for.
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Re: Agave
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2022, 10:06:42 am »
It's the flavor of tequila basically but you need a lot of it and preferably darker syrup to get decent flavor. Most agave syrup/nectar is refined down to a light honey like flavor as a table sugar or honey substitute. No real point in using that.
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